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EU moves to strengthen maritime policy
EU Council of Ministers in June will create a financial instrument to develop a comprehensive maritime policy and will promote the inclusion of a maritime ...
EU court tells Germany to cut the crap
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that Germany breached EU law by allowing manure runoff from farms to pollute water.
Energy Labelling Directive - Briefing
The European Parliament today adopted the Energy Labelling Directive, a recast of the existing Labelling Directive which introduced the energy label for ...
EU Court of Justice strengthens the precautionary principle
The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) today confirmed the right of civil society organisations to submit legal cases concerning the health risks of genetically ...
New energy labels for EU household appliances
Labels on household appliances such as fridges, washing machines and ovens will have to include more information on energy consumption, following a vote by ...
Emissions trading: EU ETS cap 2013 - briefing
The European Commission today adopted a decision which determines for the first time a ceiling or 'cap' on the number of emission allowances that will be ...
EU Ecolabel
The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary award scheme for the most environmentally friendly products on the market. New legislation (Regulation 66/2010) published ...
EU Commission decides to take Poland to court for failing to protect Bialowieza Forest
WWF applauds today's decision by the European Commission to take Poland to European Court of Justice because of the increased logging in the Bialowieza Forest ...
Brussels takes legal action against 7 states over air quality
The EU Commission took legal action to improve air quality in Europe Thursday, stepping up its enforcement against 7 EU Member States for breaching EU rules on ...
Commission Communication on Improving the delivery of benefits from EU environment measures: building confidence through better knowledge and responsiveness
Communication on Implementing EU environment legislation - guide
Failing to implement environment legislation is thought to cost the EU economy around EUR 50 billion every year in health costs and direct costs to the ...
Waste Framework Directive
The Waste Framework Directive creates a new framework for waste management in the EU in order to encourage the re-use and the recycling of waste materials and ...
Logging in Bialowieza Forest illegal, EU Court of Justice rules
The European Court of Justice of the European Union has issued a final judgement in which it confirms that it was illegal to increase logging in the Bialowieza ...
Soybean 'Intacta' ruling: Appeal filed at the European Court of Justice
Appellants seek clarity on fundamental legal questions regarding the risk assessment of genetically engineered plants
EU takes action against UK and Germany over dieselgate
The European Commission announced Thursday that it is to open infringement procedures against the 7 EU Member States for their handling of the dieselgate ...
Testbiotech files legal case against the EU authorisation of 'toxic soybeans' produced by Bayer & Monsanto
Testbiotech has filed a case at the General Court of the EU against authorisation for the import of genetically soybeans produced by Bayer and Monsanto.
Commission not entitled to relax car emission limits: EU Court
The EU's General Court upheld actions brought by the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid Thursday, and annulled in part a Commission attempt to relax oxides ...
The Mediterranean Fisheries Regulation - Briefing
The 'Mediterranean Regulation,' adopted by the EU in 2006, aims to improve fisheries management in order to achieve sustainable fisheries, protect the fragile ...
EU Energy Efficiency Labelling
The new EU Directive 2010/30/EC recasts the old Directive 92/75/EEC on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of ...
Brussels issues guidelines on green justice
The EU Commission issued a guidance document on access to green justice Friday, outlining how the public can hold authorities to account on environmental ...
MEPs call for EU directive on biowaste
Compulsory separate collection and recycling of biowaste should be a central plank of a new EU biowaste directive, said MEPs in a resolution adopted on Tuesday.
Euro-MPs approve stricter rules on industrial emissions
Clearer rules and cleaner air are among the aims of the Industrial Emissions Directive approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday. Stricter limits will ...
Euro-MPs favour new labels for animal-friendly products
A European Parliament committee has voted in favour of new product labelling to help consumers identify and choose animal welfare-friendly products.
EU set to cap emission allowances from 2013
The European Commission today adopted a decision which determines for the first time a ceiling or 'cap' on the number of emission allowances that will be ...
Illegal Bialowieza logging could cost Poland EUR 100,000 a day
Poland will have to pay a EUR 100,000 penalty per day if it continues banned logging activities in the EU-protected Bialowieza Forest, one of the last ...
Poland's Bialowieza Forest logging 'infringes EU law'
It is unlawful to increase logging in Poland's Bialowieza Forest, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice confirmed in an opinion issued Tuesday. ...
Final court decision stops attempt to open up Pirin World Heritage site for construction
WWF and other NGOs in the For the Nature coalition have won the final court case against the government of Bulgaria's plans to open Pirin National Park, a ...
EU aims for safer electric cars
The European Commission proposed today to ensure that electric cars placed on the European market are safe and that consumers are protected against direct ...
Sustainable fishing practices cannot be postponed: European Commission
The European Commission calls on EU Member States to urgently take action in implementing the EU 'Mediterranean Regulation', adopted in 2006, which aims to ...
EU sets higher energy-saving standards for buildings built after 2020
On Tuesday, MEPs approved the EU's new energy efficiency legislation for buildings, which will help consumers cut their energy bills and the EU as a whole to ...
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